Lead Test Consultant

Date Posted: Feb 16, 2017

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary  

 

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife is leading the global transformation in its industry. Within Global Technology and Operations (GTO), the centralized TechQA organization, tasked with all software testing, is looking for you to provide technical strategic leadership for the overall Test Delivery organization.  You will act as a subject matter expert in the Test Engineering group and you will guide the partnership with employees and vendors in the Test Delivery organization, along with application, infrastructure, and vendor technical leadership to ensure organizational, functional and technical architectural alignment.

    

Key Responsibilities:  

·         Responsible for the overall quality of technology testing deliverables across all parameters including Automation, Test Data and Environment Management , non-functional testing etc. Collaborates with required functions to ensure technology testing needs are well covered for all the projects and programs required.

·         Use a broad understanding of the business functions and applications to recommend efficient way to test or simulate testing of end to end functions.

·         Maintains a “big and complete” picture view of the project/programs, its dependencies, business goals, technology arena, etc. and helps guide & direct the functioning of the Testing delivery teams appropriately.

·         Results-oriented and has a high degree of accountability, commitment and responsibility.

·         Research assistance in industry best practices and trends to constantly evolve the testing practice.

·         Implements Agile/DevOps testing methodologies (process and templates), tools, and training

·         Maintains knowledge of the testing processes, technology and infrastructure

·         Works on strategic enterprise initiatives (facilitation, strategic analysis, etc.)

·         Provides consulting services to project teams and management on implementation of testing methodology, tools and techniques

·         Works with AD teams to determine  how to build and enhance applications to maximize testability and ensure application stability (technical and strategic)

·         Provides expertise to less experienced staff and colleagues on other teams.

·         Interacts with vendor consultants to identify and implement solutions for optimizing operating efficiency of production systems and processes

·         Works to increase value by identifying new cost savings or process improvements

Technologies:

  • Application monitoring tools such as AppDynamics and Splunk

  • Bamboo, Jira, HP Quality Center, Selenium, TestNG, HP UFT, TaskTop, Soap UI, Perfecto, Java, JavaScript, UCD

 

 

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or other related field, or equivalent work experience

  • 12+ years broad experience in Information Technologies

  • Advanced expertise in testing concepts, tools, and methodology

  • Appropriate technical certifications desired

  • Extensive technical skills covering products and technologies knowledge. Sound knowledge of automation, non-functional testing, data and environment management is essential. Strong hands on expertise for automation and few other streams is desired

  • Good knowledge of current industry wide quality & test processes and practices, tools and techniques - their applicability and impact.

  • Software Analysis & Design knowledge/experience is needed while also having a solid background in Software Quality & Testing. Must have hands-on experience having performed both functional and non-functional testing and be able to review requirements, design and even code as needed..

  • Extensive knowledge of software development life cycle, infrastructure, products and services

  • Strong analytical and communication skills

 

Preferred Experience: 

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field preferred

  • MS Project

  • 3-4 years Project Management experience, PMP desired

 

 

MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 43022 


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